At last, a biography especially for young readers that celebrates
the life and art of Kansas artist John Steuart Curry!
As with many artists, John Steuart Curry's life was a
constant struggle to fulfill his passion for painting while satisfying his critics. People, including those of his own
state, were not quick to embrace the rolling farm scenes and rural events that were often depicted in his paintings.
Even the giant murals Curry painted in the Kansas State Capitol were met with negative comments.
Now, however, turn the pages as the author tells of John Steuart Curry's life, using his beautiful paintings to illustrate
his rural upbringing and adult career. Follow the turns of his life's path, which often led back to Kansas.
Finally, read about the legacy left to Kansas State University by his late wife, who donated over 900 pieces of Curry's
artwork to the Beach Museum of Art.
Yes, the road has been
long, but finally John Steuart Curry is home!
sat right down and read it from cover to cover. It is magnificent!!!"
Ruth Ann Wefald,
Kansas State University
"The book is GREAT! I love the illustrations, mixing
photographs with paintings. Thank you for writing this book. It is a treasure."
Gregg, niece of John Steuart Curry
" (The book) is professionally done and we appreciate
having it in our collection.Our classes are planning a trip to the Capitol and I'm sure we will use it."
Loyd, Media Specialist
McEachron Elementary School
Kansas Portrait from the Kansas State Historical Society
Curry's Statehouse Studies, Kansas State Historical Society
View more of Curry's paintings or find additional information from a recent PBS article titled Curry's Kansas.
Beach Museum of Art Kansas State University